Charlotte Relocation Guide

VOL2 ISS2 2018

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — CHARLOTTE | VOLUME 2 — ISSUE 2 12 CHARLOTTE/MECKLENBURG In September, five breweries won big at the Great American Beer Festival - Wooden Robot Brewery, NoDa Brewing Company, Triple C Brewing (Zest a Peel), Divine Barrel Brewing (The BIG Lubelski) and D9 Brewing (Brewer's Day Off). When you visit D9, be sure to try the Brown Sugar Brown Cow for a malty decadent ale. Award-winning Olde Mecklenburg Brewery has the added interest of a large beer garden for guests to hang out in when weather permits. OMB likes to keep its ale recipes simple with only 4 ingredients: water, malt, hops and yeast. Seasonal ales are always popular when the climate temps take a dive. Local brewer Sycamore gets beer lovers in a holiday mood with its Christmas Cookie Ale brewed with actual sugar cookies. Popular "Cold Mountain" ale brewed by Asheville brewer, Highland Brewery, is now available in bottle shops and where beer is sold. It's a big deal for Charlotte beer lovers who used to make the trek to the mountains to get it. No dive bar deserves a "high five" more than the Thirsty Beaver in Plaza Midwood. The little bar with the big attitude believes in going big or going home. When developers came calling as is wont to happen in Charlotte, the owners of the honky tonk bar said an emphatic "No." Other restaurants and bars gave in and were razed for development but not the little bar that is now dwarfed by an apartment complex that towers over it on three sides. You'll see plenty of PBR in the circa 1970 interior with not much in the way of décor, a jukebox blaring country western tunes and an old school TV with scrolling re-runs of "Hee Haw." The arts are red hot in the Queen City. From venues such as Belk Theater's Blumenthal Center for the Performing Arts, music and concert settings to museums, there's something for every interest. For many, EpiCentre is a starting point with night life options such as Tin Roof Music Joint, Studio Movie Grill, Strike City and more. Enjoy Broadway shows at Belk's Theater Blumenthal Performing Arts Center with upcoming productions of "Rock of Ages," "Miss Saigon" and more. For music lovers a great choice is The Music Factory with multiple venues in the complex. For something different try The Dock in Uptown. The speakeasy is open on Saturday evenings (only) after 10:30 p.m. and only accessible through the loading dock of the Marriott on West Trade Street. Museums are some of the best in the country. Mint Museum Randolph, has the distinction of being North Carolina's first art museum. Since 1936, the museum has offered a wide variety of art, from ancient American art to European decorative arts, in a former U.S. Mint building. Other museums to visit are the Bechtler Museum of how you think about Country Clubs. USGA Regulated Course | Farm to Table Food | Family Friendly Activities mlriddle@pineislandcc.com • pineislandcc. com

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